I've been lurking in several threads over the past week while I attempt to research my first high-end set of phones. Currently I have a pair of M-Audio AV40's hooked up in my apartment with a Razer Carcharias headset for gaming. I've been bringing my Bose in-ear's to work lately and they've become uncomfortable after a few hours, SO I was looking into purchasing a more comfortable, high quality pair of circumaural headphones. I say high quality because I like shiny new things and I'm also thinking of subscribing to www.mog.com, and I want a set that will take advantage of the high music quality.
After glancing around, I had almost decided on ATH-M50's and was just trying to decide if the coiled, straight, or LE was going to work out the best for me. Then I saw the Q40's. I already have a set of M-Audio monitors at home (like I mentioned previously) and really enjoy them. Naturally I have been swayed toward the Q40's a bit. Then I saw the long-running "why we hate the ath-m50" thread elsewhere on this site, and I'm beginning to be truly confused. As such, I made an account and here's my first post!
What I listen to:
- dubstep (and various other electronic-y tracks)
- alternative rock
- some classic rock
I'd welcome any and all opinions into my search. I'd like to learn the ways of the audiophile so whichever set would provide me with a long-term learning-to-appreciate-music experience is probably going to be the best bet.
Looking for my first pair of headphones. Can't decide between the ATH-M50(s/LE) and the M-Audio Studiophile Q40. Help.
I'm looking to drop <$200 if possible. Then again, Christmas is right around the corner...if I can hold out for two more months.
Edited by Saxman45 - 10/15/12 at 11:40pm